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GOVERNOR

GOVERNOR'S COORDINATING OFFICES

GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Andrew A. Lauland, Governor's Homeland Security Advisor

Kevin C. Loeb, Special Assistant

Jeffrey Building, 16 Francis St., Annapolis, MD 21401 - 1925
(410) 974-2389; 1-800-492-8477 (Maryland Coordination & Analysis Center)
e-mail: gohs@gov.state.md.us
fax: (410) 974-2599
web: www.gov.state.md.us/homelandsecurity.html


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The Governor's Office of Homeland Security formed within the Executive Department in July 2003 (Executive Order 01.01.2003.18). The Office coordinates and directs State homeland security efforts; advises the Governor on such issues; and continually assesses Maryland's readiness and ability to prepare for, prevent, and respond to disasters and emergencies, including terrorist attacks. To avoid duplication of effort and resources, the Office coordinates efforts to obtain and allocate federal funds for State and local homeland security. The Office further serves as State liaison to the White House Office of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Also, the Office works with the Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council of Maryland, directed by the U.S. Attorney's Office of the District of Maryland, and the Maryland Coordination and Analysis Center, a collaborative effort of federal, State and local agencies.

MARYLAND COORDINATION & ANALYSIS CENTER (MCAC)

In November 2003, the Maryland Coordination and Analysis Center began its work of coordinating the efforts of federal, State and local agencies to gather, analyze, and share intelligence information with law enforcement, public health, and emergency responder personnel. The Center's functions are directed by the Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council of Maryland.

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMUNICATIONS INTEROPERABILITY GOVERNANCE WORK GROUP

Chair: Andrew A. Lauland, Director, Governor's Office of Homeland Security

Margo G. Bailey; Robert R. Bass, M.D.; Stewart B. Cumbo; Frederick E. Davis; Christopher C. Foster; William J. Goodwin, Jr.; Larry W. Guderjohn; Ellis L. Kitchen; Leigh B. Middleditch; Craig A. Moe; Marilyn J. Praisner; James N. Robey; Edward P. Sherlock, Jr.; Gregory I. Snook.

The Public Safety Communications Interoperability Governance Work Group was convened by the Director of the Governor's Office of Homeland Security in December 2003. The Work Group advises the Governor on strategies for strengthening communications during times of emergency. Not only does the concept of interoperability require cooperation and coordination between public safety agencies at the federal, state, county and municipal levels, but it also requires technological compatibility.

The Work Group, with members from State agencies, the Maryland Association of Counties, and the Maryland Municipal League, works collaboratively to improve public safety communications systems, procedures, and infrastructure in Maryland.


DEFUNCT UNITS

HOMELAND SECURITY SENIOR POLICY GROUP
Andrew A. Lauland, Chair (chosen by Governor)
Robert R. Bass, M.D.; Lt. Col. Thomas P. Coppinger; John W. Droneburg; Christopher T. Geldart; Michelle A. Gourdine, M.D.; Col. Thomas E. (Tim) Hutchins; Catherine Leahan; R. Earl Lewis; Stephen T. Moyer; James M. Pettit; Clay B. Stamp; Maj. Gen. Bruce F. Tuxill; Lt. Col. Todd E. Wilkinson.

The Homeland Security Senior Policy Group convened in 2003 to assist in formulating Maryland's Strategy for Homeland Security, published in June 2004. The Group developed the coordinated management plan to ensure the objectives and goals outlined in the Strategy are achieved.

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